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John James Audubon and John Bachman | The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, New York, 1845-1848, 3 volumes

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

150,000 - 250,000 GBP

John James Audubon and John Bachman | The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, New York, 1845-1848, 3 volumes

John James Audubon and John Bachman | The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, New York, 1845-1848, 3 volumes

Estimate:

150,000 - 250,000 GBP

Lot sold:

201,600

GBP

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John James Audubon and James Bachman


The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. New York: J.J. Audubon, 1845-1848


FIRST EDITION, 3 volumes, large folio (696 x 540mm.), 3 title-pages, 3 letterpress contents leaves, 150 very fine hand-coloured lithographed plates by J.J. Audubon and J.W. Audubon, backgrounds after Victor Audubon, lithography by J.T. Bowen, red morocco gilt by Bedford for Henry Stevens, spines with raised bands in eight compartments, gilt edges, marbled endpapers, contents leaves spotted (all volumes), adhesive transfer to plate XIII, dampstain to plate CXLI

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